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3 Career Lessons From Olympic Athletes

With opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics tomorrow, we’re about to be fascinated by stories of individuals who have the vigor and dedication to truly excel at their passions worldwide. It’s a likely story for Olympic athletes, but what about us common folk who are working to...

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Why Working From Home Is Not For You

Working at home may seem like a dream come true, but for many people it turns out to be a nightmare. Despite the allure of rolling out of bed and going across the hall to work, if you don’t have the right temperament, working at home could derail your career....

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Top 5 Reasons You Never Hear Back After Applying For A Job

People often wonder why they never hear anything back after they hit ‘send’ on the email with a resume attached or on the on-line job application. If you’re very lucky, you might have a preliminary email exchange with a recruiter and then never hear from them again. It’s a depressi...

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Why Your Resume Needs To Focus On Results

Much like a complex recipe, a resume contains many different ingredients. Within most, you’ll find several cups of previous responsibilities, a tablespoon of personal attributes, and a dash of future desires. Mix well, bake in a 350-degree oven until done, and garnish with contact inform...

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5 Resume Secrets Revealed

If you seek out advice for writing the perfect resume, be warned: the blogosphere can be quite noisy. There are as many opinions on this subject as there are stars in the sky. Some opinions come from those with a long-term careers-industry relationship, and some from those with little or n...

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Furthering Your Education: How To Weigh Grad School Vs. When A Certificate Is Enough

In this competitive job market, the need to further your education might as well be in your job description. Decision-making is tough, no matter what stage you are at in your career. Choosing the best and most beneficial option is crucial, as time and money are both valuable assets. When c...

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How To Make Your Resume Stand Out

Resumes are a dime a dozen, so making yours stand out is critical. You may think that a resume filled with graphics, colorful language and your headshot will capture the attention of the hiring manager, but more likely it will result in your resume ending up on the bottom of the heap. Emp...

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Will Google’s Marissa Mayer Be Good For Yahoo’s Culture?

Yahoo announced today that Marissa Mayer, a long-time Google executive and the company’s 20th employee, would be taking over as the company’s top executive. As Mayer readies to take the reigns tomorrow, one of the questions following the company’s many public struggles is what Mayer ...

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3 Top Strategies To Recruit On Twitter

Twitter, in my opinion, is the social network where recruiters and HR professionals should be. The most open social network, Twitter offers users the opportunity to connect with a new type of marketplace. For the recruiter, Twitter provides three very different and effective strategies to ...

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Train Like An Olympic Athlete For Career Success

The Summer Olympics, with opening ceremonies July 27 in London, bring us critical lessons on how to prepare for success. Many of the swimmers, tennis players and other athletes will have spent countless hours, days and years in training and preparation for a competition that will be over i...